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ASTUTE 2020

The team of world-class academics and highly qualified technical experts will collaborate with industry to address manufacturing challenges to develop sustainable, higher value goods and services for the global market.

The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.


Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford said:

“I’m delighted that EU funds are helping Welsh businesses to improve productivity by exploiting the expertise within our highly acclaimed academic institutions and adopting leading-edge technologies to achieve commercial success and growth in our economy.”

  • Engineering Wales Conference 2017

    Engineering Wales Conference 2017

    18/10/2017

    As part of the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru initiative The National Research Network (NRN) in Advanced Engineering and Materials (AEM) hosts 'Engineering Wales.' This inaugural event is designed to enhance the voice of engineering from within Wales and promote its activities and scientific achievements during a one day event through an array of talks and workshops with the promotion of industry and academia collaboration at its heart.
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    METal - The testing of Fabricated Assemblies

    METal - The testing of Fabricated Assemblies

    27/09/2017

    This three-day course details the scientific background associated with the destructive and non-destructive testing techniques currently deployed for metal, ceramic, polymer and composite assemblies, in a variety of market sectors.
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    Swansea Science Festival 2017

    Swansea Science Festival 2017

    08/09/2017

    Making science fun for all the family! Swansea University is to showcase its inspiring and diverse research as it launches a brand new, free, science festival, the largest event of its kind in Wales. The festival will be on 8th-10th September and is in partnership with the National Waterfront Museum. A full programme of events has been launched, revealing diverse topics such as dinosaurs, levitation, Star Wars, maggots and particle physics in sport, are amongst the highlights in store for visitors.
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    METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

    METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

    04/09/2017

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion.
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    METaL - Arc Welding

    METaL - Arc Welding

    01/08/2017

    The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal.
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    METal - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

    METal - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

    01/08/2017

    This course is designed to give an overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.
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    ASTUTE 2020 collaboration with Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. will enable clinical trials in the UK's first Ventricular Assist Device

    ASTUTE 2020 collaboration with Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. will enable clinical trials in the UK's first Ventricular Assist Device

    17/07/2017

    Calon Cardio is developing the next generation of implantable blood pumps for the treatment of advanced chronic heart failure, the MiniVAD™, Miniature Ventricular Assist Device.
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    International Women in Engineering Day

    International Women in Engineering Day

    23/06/2017

    International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.
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    Welsh Companies can Capitalise on Academic Expertise in Industry 4.0

    Welsh Companies can Capitalise on Academic Expertise in Industry 4.0

    25/05/2017

    Welsh companies have the opportunity to learn from the experience gained on ‘what worked’ and ‘what did not work’ during Uni-Pol’s journey to Industry 4.0 through collaboration with ASTUTE 2020.
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